Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who reviewed

There are many, many books about Doctor Who (I’m even thinking of writing one!) and not all of them can stand out. I’m pleased to report The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who seems destined to join the ranks of the successful. Put together by Simon Guerrier and Dr Marek Kukula, this book has a lot to recommend it,…

Graceless III reviewed

I finally caught up with Graceless just in time for Graceless IV to be announced (just before I listened to III). I also had the benefit of listening to the extras at the end of Worlds of Big Finish. Graceless III is now two years old, so I shall allow myself a level of spoilers but not enough to ruin the…

A serious Big Finish collection

I was in London’s Forbidden Planet recently for Simon Guerrier (et al) signing for The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who. Over in the corner I saw two stacked shelves of audio, the vast majority being from Big Finish. I long since switched from CD to download and have many gaps in my collection. I thought I’d share…

Graceless II reviewed

I really enjoyed Graceless I and am pleased at the news there will be a Graceless IV.  Meanwhile I am listening to the earlier series (and enjoyed their opener for Worlds of Big Finish), so how did I find 2011’s December release of Graceless II? Did it hit the same levels as the high standard reached in the first…

Graceless IV announced

On a Bank Holiday Monday, Big Finish has slipped out the news of a further series of Graceless! I’m almost sure it’s because I started catching up with this excellent Simon Guerrier series (see my review of Series I) but I suppose it might also be recent sales figures and the Worlds of Big Finish release as…

Graceless series I reviewed

I have finally listened to 2010’s release of Simon Guerrier’s Graceless and was rather impressed with it (and annoyed I hadn’t grabbed a copy earlier). They may not be real people, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t care what happens to them. Given these are not new I may be more generous with the spoilers. Following on…

Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who at Forbidden Planet

If you can set your spatio-temporal coordinates for Forbidden Planet, Shaftesbury Avenue between 18:00 and 19:00 local time on June 4th 2015 (local calendar) you will have the chance to meet Simon Guerrier, Jenny Colgan, Andrew Smith and Dr Marek Kukula. The event is to mark the launch of Simon and Marek’s book The Scientific Secrets…

Another Graceless sale

As part of the build up to this month’s Worlds of Big Finish, is a surprise 48-hour offer on both Graceless and the Key2Time trilogy. Again (as happened a year or so ago during a Graceless sale), the trilogy is just coming to the end of  run on BBC Radio 4 Extra, but that might not be enough reason to turn…

Big Finish 15 – 2009

As I guessed yesterday (Big Finish 15 – 2008) gives us the Key2Time trilogy and a chance to get Simon Guerrier’s Graceless. All of these feature the Tracer Twins and the main range trilogy also has the Fifth Doctor.

The Settling reviewed

Released in May 2006, The Settling by Simon Guerrier is a Seventh Doctor story with Ace and Hex as companions. Set in Ireland during a particularly bloody time in its history it also gives us Oliver Cromwell (Clive Mantle – Casualty, Holby City and Robin of Sherwood) as a foil. A lot of recent British history is not…